Where does the war in Ukraine stand two years after Russian aggression? On 24 February 2024, Russia’s war against Ukraine enters its third year. In 2022, Russia’s attack was unsuccessful and the first Ukrainian counter-attack took everyone by surprise. In 2023, the war stalled and Ukraine’s second counter-attack failed to produce the expected results, while Russia’s line of defence held. Given the harsh winter in Ukraine, should we expect major manoeuvres along the 1,000 km of frontline in the coming months to break the deadlock? To talk about this, the Boghossian Foundation is pleased to welcome two war specialists, Jean Lopez and Michel Goya.

Jean Lopez is the editor-in-chief of the bimonthly Guerres & Histoire and the editor-in-chief of the Mook De la Guerre. A specialist in World War II and contemporary conflicts, he is the author of several reference works, including Barbarossa, 1941, La guerre absolue (with Lashs Otkhmezuri, Passés composés, 2019), and Kharkov 1942, (Perrin, Ministry of Armed Forces, 2022).

Michel Goya is a colonel in the marine troops and a historian. Specializing in military history and contemporary conflicts, he is the author of several reference works, including Les Vainqueurs: comment la France a gagné la Grande Guerre, Editions Tallandier, 2018, and S’adapter pour vaincre: comment les armées évoluent, Perrin, 2019. He is a regular consultant on continuous news channels.

Together, Jean Lopez and Michel Goya are the authors of L’Ours et le Renard, Histoire immédiate de la guerre d’Ukraine, Perrin 2023.

Gaïdz Minassian is a journalist with Le Monde and a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris.